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Tales of Our Time

The Guggenheim presents "Tales of Our Time," which will display new works by artists hailing from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This exhibition will offer a heterogeneous view of contemporary art from China and explore tensions between individual narratives and the constructions of mainstream history. (November 4, 2016 - March 10, 2017)

When:
March 10, 2017 10:00am
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An exhibition presenting the second commission of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative will display new works by artists hailing from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan: Chia-En Jao, Kan Xuan, Sun Xun, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Tsang Kin-Wah, Yangjiang Group, and Zhou Tao. Working in a range of mediums, including video, sculpture, installation, mixed media on paper, and participatory intervention, these artists are unified by their distinctive and independent practices that poetically balance politics and aesthetics. Featuring the commissioned works, the Guggenheim exhibition will offer a heterogeneous view of contemporary art from China and explore tensions between individual narratives and the constructions of mainstream history. The exhibition, the second of the initiative, will be accompanied by a catalogue and a robust offering of educational programs and public events with artists.

The exhibition is organized by Hou Hanru, Consulting Curator, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and Xiaoyu Weng, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator of Chinese Art. The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative is part of the Guggenheim Museum’s Asian Art Initiative, directed by Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art and Senior Advisor, Global Arts.

Cost: 
$25 for Adults, $18 for Students and Seniors, Free for Children (Under 12) and Members
Phone Number: 
212-423-3575

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The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Douglas Fuller from Zhejiang University. Fuller's new book, "Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons," provides an in-depth longitudinal study of China's information technology industry and policy over the last 15 years. 

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Register now (early bird discount) for the upcoming USCI one-day conference on October 20, 2017!